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I am a new member of NEHGS, trying to overcome a roadblock relating to the birthplace, and parentage, of my great-grandfather, George Hayward Atwood - born c. 1854 possibly in the New Bedford/Fairhaven area of Massachusetts. Removed to Greenville, Maine c. 1880's and subsequently to Pejepscot Village, Topsham, Maine c. 1910.
GHA married Abigail "Abby" Fairbrother of Orono, Maine 10 Oct 1884 in Greenville.
MA vitals do not list anyone of that name in the time frame or location suggested.
If this is not the appropriate forum on which to list such requests, my apologies in advance as well as thanks for advice and direction.
We have some elusive Atwood's in our family as well, so I am familiar with a few areas in New England where you might want to look.
Take a look on some of the Cape Cod sites. I have found Atwood families listed in Eastham, MA; Truro, MA; Wellfleet, MA; Orleans, MA; Chatham, MA and Harwich, MA.
There is a good genealogy library in Dennis, MA, which might be helpful to you.
Good luck to you!
Lainey Sainte Marie
Regarding George Atwood? Take a look at this site: http://capecodhistory.us/genealogy/wellfleet/Names20.htm
All the Best,
According to the marriage certificate of George and Abbie's son, Frank Beryl Atwood, his father was born in New Bedford, MA. Abbie appears to have been born in Patten, ME though the handwriting for her place of birth is a bit blurred.
Frank B. Atwood married Blanche Irene Williams on 22 Aug 1920 at Pejepscot Mills, ME.
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